Apply By: Saturday, February 25, 2023 11:59 pm EST
Approximately 197 individuals applied for this opportunity.

We are currently screening ALL applications received on or before the closing date against position criteria. Applicants whose resume and cover letter best demonstrate how they meet the qualifications to do the job will proceed in the hiring process. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Student – Traffic and Transportation Jobs

Various Ministries
Various Divisions and Branches
Bancroft, Barrie, Kingston, Mississauga, New Liskeard, North Bay, Sault Ste Marie, St Catharines, Whitby, Winona
Language of Position(s):
Job Term:
23 Temporary positions ranging from 7 - 18 weeks between May and September
Job Code:
Student 2 - Student Level 2
$16.35 - $16.35 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
Posting Status:
Job ID:
Are you a student looking for an opportunity to build your career over the summer? Are you passionate about making a difference?

Submit an application today for these summer employment opportunities:
    • Traffic Technician
    • Transportation Technician

    Note: When submitting an application for this posting, please indicate on the application form which job type(s) you are applying to. You may select any or all of the job types you are interested in.

Information to assist you with the application process is available on the Summer Employment Opportunities website. Within your application, you will have the opportunity to identify the skills, work preferences and qualifications you have that make you a suitable candidate for this position.

This job posting represents multiple positions within different ministries and at various locations across Ontario. Certain cities may be located in distant or remote areas in Ontario and may not be accessible by public transit. Carefully review locations through Google Maps and select ONLY those locations that you are able to travel to and work in. You can select up to 10 locations.

  • Relocation expenses and/or accommodations are not covered by ministries.
  • The number of positions to be filled is approximate and subject to change.
  • Please use your legal name when applying to the job ad.

All applications must be submitted through the Ontario Public Service Careers website by clicking the Apply Online button on the job ad. Applications submitted through third party websites will not be accepted.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

Traffic Technician Work Description:
As a Traffic Technician, you may have the opportunity to work on some or all of the following activities:
• Assist traffic engineering staff in the review, analysis and documentation of highway operational concerns (e.g. speeding, restricted sight lines, signal timing or the need for illumination, etc.).
• Assist staff with technical support in several areas, including the review, approval and coordination of contractor right-of-way usage and closures, capacity analysis, collision analysis, roadside hazards, and traffic control signals and systems.
• Provide technical support to clients by email and phone and resolve operational problems.

Note: This position may require lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations.

Transportation Technician Work Description:
As a Transportation Technician, you may have the opportunity to work on some or all of the following activities:
• Assist staff with transportation field work by collecting and analyzing data, inventories, and surveys.
• Assist with transportation inspections and documentation of activities.
• Field work may also include patrolling highways to identify maintenance defects, collecting information related to structures and driveways/billboards using a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS), measuring distances, and staking sign locations.
• Office work may include inputting the information collected, completing diaries/paperwork, assisting Area Office staff with field data collection for future in-house design projects, assisting with filing and preparing reports, and general office duties.
• Plan, organize, coordinate, and manage daily assigned work.

Note: This position may require lifting and carrying weighted items in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations.

How do I qualify?


You must meet all eligibility criteria by the first day of employment (contracts begin between May and July):

Student Status: You must be enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution (currently or for the fall semester) OR you must have graduated within the past six months (for example, if you graduated in December, you can apply for and start a summer student position up until June of the following year).

Age: You must be a minimum of 15 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.

Residency: You must be a resident of Ontario during the term of employment.

Work Status: You must be legally entitled to work in Canada. You are also required to have a valid Social Insurance Number (SIN) upon being hired.

Application: Applications are only accepted online by clicking the "Apply Online" button. Your application should describe how you meet the knowledge and skill requirements outlined on this job ad.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You apply your written communication skills to document findings, record data, and prepare a variety of documents (e.g. reports).
• You apply your verbal communication skills to communicate and share your knowledge with staff and/or clients.
• You apply your initiative and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team.

Technical Skills and Knowledge

• You have basic knowledge of highway engineering, contract administration, and/or maintenance gained either through practical experience and/or academic training.
• You apply your knowledge and experience with Geographic Information System (GIS) software and hand-held GPS units to accurately collect and compile information.
• You apply your experience using Microsoft Office applications, such as Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets), as well as databases, email, and the internet to conduct research and prepare a variety of documents.

Analytical and Organizational Skills

• You apply your administrative and record-keeping skills to complete daily log entries, complete maintenance reports of inspections
• You apply your analytical and problem-solving skills to research, collect, analyze, synthesize, and summarize data and information.
• You work independently or as part of a team; you plan, organize, and prioritize your work to meet competing deadlines.

Other Requirements

• You are capable of performing manual activities, including lifting and carrying weighted items (in accordance with the Employment Standards Act and Workplace Health and Safety regulations), and conducting inspections in overgrown, uneven, or wet ground.
• You are able to work in an outdoor environment.
• You must have a valid Ontario G2 (or higher) Driver's License or equivalent with an excellent record.

Other Summer Opportunities

We offer a variety of job types in diverse career fields. See what other summer opportunities are currently available!

Also, check out all the other student and new professional opportunities offered within the Ontario Public Service.

Additional Information:

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Posted on:
Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Some positions advertised on this job ad are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and successful candidates will be required to pay monthly union dues, which are automatically deducted from your pay.

    Other positions advertised on this job ad may be excluded from the OPSEU Collective Agreement (i.e. not represented by OPSEU), depending on the business area within the Ministry in which the work is performed. You will be advised during the recruitment process by the hiring manager of the business area.

    You will receive a confirmation splash page verifying receipt of your application when it has been successfully received. You will only receive an email confirmation if you have entered your email address in the application. If you do not receive a confirmation splash page, it is likely that your application was not successfully received and it is recommended that you resubmit your application. If that still does not result in a confirmation, please contact during the posting period. We cannot provide assistance with submitting your application after the job ad deadline date.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Saturday, February 25, 2023 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée.

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